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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: Mar 15, 2003 4:10am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Loading texts to a PDA???

Some of the books are available in PDF, and I know Acrobat makes a PDF viewer for the Palm. That's probably a great way to do it while preserving formatting as well.

As for other methods, I'm not sure about anything free. I know there are some document viewers out there that won't make you split up the text, but I think they're shareware.

Post if you come up with anything interesting.

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Poster: simon c Date: Mar 15, 2003 4:51am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Loading texts to a PDA???

i'm not a regular Palm user (though I do have one stashed away somewhere!), but it looks like Plucker, at:

http://www.plkr.org/index.plkr

..could be a good free option for reading raw text documents on your Palm.

I also know that other ebook sites such as blackmask.com use Isilo format, so you can convert html or text to Isilo and then read them on your Palm - more info at the Isilo site:

http://www.isilo.com/

There seems to be a PocketPC reader for the new .DJVU documents being created by the Million Books Project, often found in the Printable Books section of Texts, but there doesn't seem to be a Palm-compatible reader for that format - maybe because of the larger size of .DJVU files, since they're basically very-well-compressed .TIFs. Text, not compressed pictures, is probably the way to go if you want to read on a Palm. Yay.

hope this helps!
simon.



This post was modified by simon c on 2003-03-15 12:51:14

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Poster: DanielShay Date: Mar 15, 2003 10:48am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Loading texts to a PDA???

Thank you so much for recommending Plucker, simon c! For the books that are simple text documents, the program works fabulously. It did split Heart of Darkness into seven chapters, which is very reasonable. There is an option to select a URL to create a channel, but I chose to save the text as a .txt file on my HDD, and sync from there. Now its just a matter of mastering the finer points of the Plucker software.

Thanks for your input as well Jonathan.

--Daniel